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TAFE NSW 2019 application

Semester 1, 2019 Intake:
We are accepting applications now for Semester 1, 2019 across our leading English language, VET and Bachelor Degree courses. International students can enhance their career and employment prospects through our industry-recognised programs, including:
Accounting - Business & Marketing - Children’s Services - Design & Digital Media - Engineering, Building & Construction - Hospitality & Commercial Cookery - Information Technology - Nursing & Aged Care - Tourism & Events ...

There’s never been a better time to study at TAFE NSW. For full course information contact our team.

TAFE NSW Application

Liste of the TAFE's in New South Wales

Western Institute

Western Institute

Overview The Western Institute is responsible for some of the most isolated areas in eastern Australia. Servicing more than half …
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Riverina Institute

Riverina Institute

Overview With its more than 500 courses TAFE NSW Riverina Institute is the premier provider of vocational training and education …
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North Coast Institute

North Coast Institute

Overview About 40.000 students a year choose the vocational services of North Coast Institute. The TAFE is proud of its …
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TAFE NSW New England Institute

TAFE NSW New England Institute

Overview Providing education for an area that exceeds 100.000 square kilometres of Northern New South Wales, New England Institute has …
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TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute

TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute

Overview TAFE NSW Illwarra Institute offers a variety of courses as varied as the settings of its campuses. From general …
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TAFE NSW Hunter Institute

TAFE NSW Hunter Institute

Hunter TAFE Overview For more than 100 years Hunter Institute has provided high quality education for its students. Today over …
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South Western Sydney Institute

South Western Sydney Institute

Overview South Western Sydney Institute teaches almost 80.000 students every year. This enormous student population combined with a range of …
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Western Sydney Institute and OTEN

Western Sydney Institute and OTEN

Overview Western Sydney Institute is recognized as one of the biggest TAFEs of the whole country. With a student population …
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Northern Sydney Institute

Northern Sydney Institute

Overview More than 50.000 students a year select the vocational services of Northern Sydney Institute, making it one of the …
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Sydney Institute

Sydney Institute

Overview Sydney Institute can boast its fair share fair of superlatives. Founded in 1891 it is one of the oldest …
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Whether students are looking to enter the workforce or go onto university studies we have a range of Advanced Diplomas that can help them achieve their goals. These include:

· Accounting
· Banking Services Management
· Business
· Management
· Graphic Design
· Engineering Mechanical
· Engineering Technology – Electronics
· Engineering Technology – Electrical
· Hospitality
· Information Technology – Network Security
· Telecommunications Network Engineering
· Telecommunications Network Engineering and Optical Networks
· Travel and Tourism
· Events

TAFE NSW offers international students many different paths to success. Credit transfers and diploma-to-degree arrangements are very popular with international students.

D2D Diploma to Degree Pathways program

This is the fast track option for international students who want to complete their studies within a shorter time frame from TAFE to full degree studies.

Application procedure for TAFE NSW and UWS or USQ

  • Fill in two application forms - one for TAFE NSW and the other for your preferred university, UWS or USQ
  • Return the completed application package to our International Students Centre
  • Applications are assessed and two offer letters sent - one for TAFE NSW and the other for the preferred university
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  • Fill in a TAFE NSW application form and forward it to the International Students Centre
  • Applications are assessed and offer letter sent for TAFE NSW
  • Obtain a application form from your preferred university - MQ or UTS and then submit the application with a copy of the TAFE NSW letter to the university's international office
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Studying English

TAFE NSW offers English language courses in the four core areas - reading, writing,
listening and speaking plus English grammar.

The programs include

  • General English Certificate - beginner to intermediate level course
  • Certificate 3 in English for TAFE - a course for intermediate level learners
  • Advanced English - an upper intermediate to advanced level course
  • IELTS Preparation - a course for those who wish to study at TAFE or university
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English : Courses enabling students to sit for the Cambridge examination
  • TAFE NSW English language and vocational course package
  • Students who opt for this package only need to apply for one student visa and all applications must be made to the International Students Centre (ISC).

Special offer for English course

Enrolments for 20 weeks or more will receive a minimum of two weeks tuition free of charge. There are also savings for enrolments totaling more than 20 weeks.


  • Free tuition is in the final weeks of a course and this only apply to English courses
  • There are no refunds or transfers
  • This offer only includes General English programs

With the new Semester fast approaching, we are offering new courses for international students.

We are delighted to have introduced two new popular degrees that align with clear market demand, commencing:

TAFE NSW Bachelor of Business

TAFE NSW Bachelor of Property Valuation


International students who want to improve their English language skills can do so by attending one of the Courses by TAFE New South Wales. Beginners as well as advanced learners can pick from a multitude of courses which last from five to 50 weeks.

The six English learning centres of TAFE NSW are located on the following campuses:

  • Ultimo - Sydney Institute
  • Crows Nest  - Northern Sydney Institute
  • Liverpool  - South Western Sydney Institute
  • Kingscliff - North Coast Institute
  • Port Macquarie - North Coast Institute
  • Newcastle - Hunter Institute
  • Wollongong - Illawarra Institute

General English      

The following courses in General English (except for Advanced English) are available at all English learning centres of TAFE NSW:

General English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

This course is aimed at beginners and English speakers of an intermediate level and takes from five to 25 weeks. Students will develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Furthermore, a strong focus is set on pronunciation and vocabulary extension.

Certificate 3 in English for Further Studies

Intermediate learners will be prepared for Certificate or Diploma studies at TAFE NSW or for university. The duration varies from five to 20 weeks.

International students will be required to pass the academic IELTS test with a minimum score of 5.5 prior to Certificate and Diploma courses at TAFE Australia.
Advanced English

This course is designed for upper intermediate to advanced learners. During five to 10 weeks of training students develop high level study skills. In addition to that the program prepares students for the IELTS test, interpreting diploma or for working with English speakers.

(Available at selected English centres only)

Specific English Courses

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This course focuses on the preparation for further studies at Australian TAFEs, universities, etc. Topics include academic writing, listening and note taking, reading comprehension, academic speech (for oral presentations and seminars) and integrated study skills. Furthermore, the focus is set on grammar, English for social purposes, vocabulary, pronunciation and computer literacy. With passing this course students meet the lingual entry requirements to some universities.

Available at Ultimo (Sydney Institute), Kingscliff (North Coast Institute), Port Macquarie (North Coast Institute) and Newcastle (Hunter Institute).
IELTS preparation

This course is tailor-made to prepare students for the IELTS test.

  • Available at all of the six English learning centres

Cambridge examination course

The following Cambridge Certificates can be obtained:

  • Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
  • First Certificate (FCE)
  • Business English Certificate (BEC)
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) (Preparation is offered as part of the 10 week BEC courses)

Available at Newcastle (Hunter Institute) only
Special programs, short courses and study tours

There is a multitude of courses on offer for professionals, study tour groups, young people on a working holiday and students on a visitor visa, these include:

  • English for Aircraft Maintenance
  • English Language Skills for the Health Care Profession
  • Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation Business English Certificate (BEC)
  • English for business, media studies and Australian life
  • General English (ESOL)
  • Cambridge examination courses (maximum 12 weeks full or part-time)

TAFE NSW Testimonials

Program Overview
The Hospitality and Tourism industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. It is dynamic, exciting and offers unlimited worldwide opportunities. However to succeed in this demanding profession you need reputable qualifications and skills as well as relevant work experience. TAFE NSW – Illawarra Institute is offering international students an opportunity to undertake a two year combined Diploma in Hospitality Management and Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery customised program to be delivered through our Snowy Mountains based Cooma Campus and our coastal based Nowra Campus. A key feature of the program will be four “guaranteed” paid seasonal employment placements in both Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains region for the 2009 and 2010 Australian winter ski seasons (June – October) and on the pristine New South Wales South Coast for the peak summer holiday period (December 2009 - January 2010 and December 2010 – January 2011).

A Unique Australian Experience
The Illawarra region is the gateway to the stunning NSW South Coast and Snowy Mountains, famous worldwide for their natural beauty. Coastal and mountain towns such as Nowra, Berry, Batemans Bay, Jindabyne and Cooma, for example, are typical Australian rural towns full of character and special delights. This is why we have chosen these areas to host the study and employment placement periods of this international program.

Paid Employment Placements
During the employment placement periods you will be paid regular Australian award wages that will assist with your training and living expenses.

In some cases your employment placement will include onsite accommodation, meals and other staff benefits such as recreational activities and ski passes (conditions apply).

Our International Student Unit can arrange accommodation and meals at carefully selected properties with a focus on enriching your Australian experience. These properties offer a wide range of exciting sporting and recreational facilities and are
within walking distance to town centres and services. Regional tours and outings can also be arranged to allow you to enjoy many of the special things Australia is famous for such as our untouched beaches, magical wildlife, national park treasures and fascinating Aboriginal culture.

What our students are saying:
“I enjoy the way teachers take the time to explain everything and provide information at a learners pace. If I ever had additional queries I feel comfortable approaching my teachers.”
Rami Mittal – India

“I wanted to gain an Australian education because I felt it would give me a better experience to develop myself. I researched the institutions in Australia really thoroughly before I chose TAFE NSW. I was very keen to get a quality education and good value for money. I definitely made the right choice.”
Lynette Wong – Indonesia

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The TAFE NSW team overwhelmed their inter-state rivals by winning 47 medals at the National WorldSkills Competition in Melbourne.

The TAFE NSW team comprised of over 140 bright and talented young students who travelled down to Melbourne in order to compete for the coveted prize of excellence in Australian vocational training.

"These outstanding students battled it out over three days of intense competition to be the best in Australia in their skill and trade areas", TAFE NSW WorldSkills Manager Steve Hornery said.

"The have made NSW proud - and showcased to the rest of Ausralia the world-class vocational education that students can take advantage of through training at TAFE NSW".

TAFE NSW Scholarships

More than 100 scholarships have been allotted by TAFE NSW to eligible students who want to enrol to its various institutes. Each scholarship, worth $2,000, will be used to compensate the tuition fee for a particular TAFE NSW course.

Students can study for a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or a Bachelor Degree.

Other scholarships available to students who plan to take up a vocational course at a TAFE institute in NSW are:

  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
  • Professional and Career Development Loan (UK students)
  • StudentAid BC (Canadian students)

Let us know if you are interested to avail this opportunity and study a suitable course at any of the TAFE NSW institutes.


Holmesglen Unveils Courses that Includes Job-Ready Programs as well as English and Higher Education Courses

Government-owned TAFE, Holmesglen has announced Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor, and Certificate courses under various subjects for international students who wish to study in Australia. The students are expected to develop practical skills that they can use at their workplace without any difficulty.

Vocational courses include those in accounting, building, graphic design, hospitality, engineering, travel and tourism, nursing, and many more popular subjects. There will be lectures, simulations, and practical training in many of these courses.

Ready to take-up a job-ready course in this TAFE institute? Write to our student counsellors for more details.

Australia Visual Arts

South West Institute of Technology (SWIT) has invited international students to study the following courses in art and design:

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Certificate IV in Visual Art & Contemporary Craft
Diploma of Visual Art & Craft
The one-year courses would start at the Bunbury campus. Write to us quickly for details if you are interested to take up any of these courses.

Australia Digital Media

Central Institute of Technology (CIT) has offered short courses on contemporary craft, animation, and digital media for high school students at its Perth campus. Students who have successfully passed their Year 10 would be eligible to take up the 6-month courses on Certificate III in Design Fundamentals and Certificate III in Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft. Those passing Year 11 can take up Certificate III in Media - Digital. If you are looking for such short courses, write to us right away as the courses would begin shortly.

TAFE New South Wales - News

TAFE NSW - Technical and Further Education Commission CRICOS Provider: 00591E


TAFE NSW is Australia's largest vocational education provider. TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education. TAFE also stands for high quality training that is accessible to all.

TAFE NSW delivers courses to suit your needs and interests. Whether it is for a first time job, a promotion or further study, TAFE NSW has something for everyone. TAFE NSW is also highly accessible to all interested. The courses are delivered by flexible methods for your convenience. They can either be online by distance learning or face to face. Alternatively, any of these methods can be combined to suit your needs.


TAFE NSW Institutes

There are 10 institutes within the TAFE NSW institutional structure, They are located in both metropolitan and regional areas and thus ensure access to all. The courses delivered are in response to community needs and as such the needs of local industry are given due consideration.

Many courses are also delivered in partnership with local industry. Hence, TAFE students acquire some work experience and also prepare themselves to enter the workforce and serve their local communities.



Recognition or Prior Learning

Any experience gained outside formal study such as through work or life experiences may earn recognition by TAFE NSW and facilitate your entry into a course.

TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute has opened additional places in Dental Technology for the February intake. Students should make their applications as quickly as possible for this high demand course.

Course details:

Course Diploma of Dental Technology
Total tuition $37,220
Duration 2 years
Campus Randwick

TAFE Course Number: 18284; CRICOS: 061857A;

Newcastle Student Accommodation
Student Accommodation:
Offering subsidised accommodation for International students who enrol in this program. High speed broadband is included in the cost. Newcastle Student Accommodation (NewSA) offers the best experience in student accommodation in Newcastle!.

With transport right at your front door and Hunter TAFE’s Newcastle Campus right across the road, getting to Hunter TAFE is super easy! Rooms vary from $155 through to $195 (for single occupation) per week inclusive of all expenses except food. There is a discount of $5/wk for the full academic year leases.